Corporate and defense industry leaders travel to the USAWC to share insights and experiences that enhance the students’ understanding of the defense acquisition and support systems. Three keynote speakers address large industry issues, start-up or small industry issues, and issues from the government perspective. Following those three addresses to the entire student body, the individual representatives from corporate and defense industries join the 24 seminar groups for discussion and dialogue about the roles and processes that make development and acquisition either successful or unsuccessful. Funding supports the reception of guests and selected students in order to maximize the limited time available for this event. The Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA) provides invaluable assistance and support to Industry Day.